Monday, May 9, 2011

Angelica Fielding Munk 05/04/11 - 05/09/11


After five special days, our sweet baby Angelica has passed on. We laid her down to sleep between us around 11:30 pm, and she never woke up. Candice said that Angelica was breathing well and had good color around 2:15 am. We found that she had passed around 3:15 am. Angelica was pronounced dead at 3:55 am.

The funeral home picked up Angelica's little body within the hour. Among the multitude of tender mercies that we have experienced in the past few days was that the funeral director lived very close to our home, and had taken the infant carrier and our information home with him just yesterday. After the many blessings we have received in the past five days, I can't say that we were surprised that Heavenly Father was watching over this small detail as He has everything else.

Candice and I are happy. We feel that Angelica passed in the best possible circumstances. Heavenly Father blessed her in life and in death. We both agree that the past five days spent with Angelica were among the sweetest of our lives, and we look forward to seeing her again someday.



28 comments:

Cristi said...

Our thoughts are prayers are with your family. We send our love to you all at this time of loss. Please let us know any way we can help you.

Page Traveler said...

You don't know me. I'm a mission friend of Alainna's. In the past few months I have seen so many families loose little ones, from miscarriages and stillborns, to deaths like Angelica's and even a sweet eight-year-old boy being taken.

I can't help but feel that Heavenly Father is becoming more protective of his most precious angels. The world gets worse, and He doesn't want these sweet little ones to have to experience it.

My wish is that you'll find comfort in the Lord. The grief is strong, but the Spirit is stronger.

God bless.

Kerrin said...

So special the time your little family has had with a little angel from our Heavenly Father. So thankful you were able to have time with her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Liz said...

We are grateful Angelica is a part of our family.

Chelsea said...

Angelica truly is your angel now. Thank you for sharing the last 5 days with us, and allowing us all to see the tender mercies of the Lord. I love Angelica even though I was never able to hold her, and I can't wait to meet her again when you are reunited as a family. See you soon.

amber said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just left a comment on Alainna's blog telling her thanks for sharing your tender and spiritual experience with us, and I wanted to leave that message for you guys too. It is interesting how so many people can grow from one experience, and I am grateful for your shining example through hard time. I love that last picture posted of you and your two girls, such a sweet picture. Angelica is beautiful and I'm grateful you were able to spend so many precious moments with her on this earth. As you go forward with the things that have to be done now, take strength in your family, which I'm sure you will do. Those times "after" were the hardest for me but relying on the Savior and my family brought the greatest strength.

J'lene Fernandez Merrill said...

Thanks for keeping this updated. Such a fitting name for your beautiful angel. I have no doubt that this special spirit was sent to the perfect home for her short earthly existence. Families are forever. Love you Fielding!

Rachel Hair said...

I'm so glad you were able to spend the amount of time you did with her. What a great Mother's Day for you. You really have strengthened so many people from your example.

Escobar Family said...

Heavenly Father loves your family so much...and loves Angelica so much. He chose your family for someone as special and loved as Angelica. He chose an eternal family so that his precious Angelica would have that opportunity to live again one day with her mother, her father, and her siblings. How special you all are! Thank you for sharing with us these last 5 days...Angelica is very loved!

Staci said...

we love you guys. you are the perfect example of how to live and have faith during a trial. Thank you for sharing with us.

Gasaway Family said...

Candice and Peter, you two are amazing examples to us all. Thank you for sharing your story and your strength with the rest of us. I'm so glad you got to have your perfect Mother's Day with sweet Angelica and Laura. We will continue to pray for your family as the hard part of moving on is before you. We love you!

Molly said...

We are so grateful that Angelica is a part of our family and that you were able to spend 5 precious days with her. Your faith and strength have truly been inspiring. Thank you for sharing this sweet experience with all of us.

Shelly said...

Thank you for sharing this time with us as you got to share it with sweet little Angelica. I know the Spirit is with you and I pray it gives you the comfort you need.

Dave and Cami said...

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Candace, praying for the peace that passes understanding to surround you today.
Cami 'Davis' Panther

Abbie said...

Oh how lucky I am to call you my friend, Candice. I can't wait for the day when you all are reunited with little Angelica again. What a happy moment that will be. I love you!

Tom and Jen Loveland Family said...

I have been thinking about you much over the past week or so and my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. Your experience has strengthened me and know your little family will be reunited again. These experiences just remind me of that family reunion we had with the theme of "No Empty Chairs." I'm sure Grandpa and others on the other side are watching over her until you can again. I love you, Candice.

Miss Sara said...

Candice,
Sara Beaudry here.... I just wanted to let you know that I love you! It has been so long since I have seen your smiling face and you are as beautiful as ever. The love you show in these pictures is absolutely breathtaking. I'm thinking of you and your precious little family at this time. Love will take you far.

Sandy said...

You guys are loved by so many friends and family. Now you have a special angel who will always be with you. She will be with you now and always to watch over and protect you. Know that she chose your family to come to, just as Christ chose Mary to be his mother.
What a wonderful blessing. Prayers are with you. Love you.
Sandy Goodwin

The Shafer Family said...

What a loving Father in Heaven we have to allow us the chance to be with our families forever. Your family is eternal and I pray that this brings you peace and comfort. If there's anything my family can do for you, please let us know.

Janet said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Candice; I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to sweet little Angelica, and hope that you will know peace and love from this experience. She sounds as though she was and is a truly special gift from God.

Alisa said...

Thank you for your example of faith and for sharing pictures and thoughts during such a precious, holy time. Angelica will forever part of an amazing family.

Jamie said...

Peter and Candice- thank you so much for sharing sweet little Angelica with us. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you. We know the Lord has been with you every step of the way and can't wait to meet this special little girl ourselves someday!

Tania Gisele Flores said...

REALMENTE ES UN ANGELITO!! OJALA ELA PUDIERA ENTENDER QUE HA LLEGADO A UNA DE LAS FAMILIAS MAS ESPECIALES DEL MUNDO Y QUE TIENE UNA MAMÁ PERFECTA Y LLANA DE AMOR. QUE MILAGRO TAN HERMOSA PODER ESTAR JUNTAS. SIEMPRE ESTARAN EN MIS ORACIONES. GRACIAS POR SER UNA GRAN EJEMPLO PARA MI Y TODAS LAS MAMIS DEL MUNDO. TE QUIERO!

Jackie said...

Sending my love. Thank you for sharing your story and your faith.

laura said...

You don't know me. I went to Europe with Kashann. I am so sorry for your loss. Three and a half years ago, our five year old son was killed in a backyard accident. He even had a cleft lip when he was born. Despite our sorrow, we are so grateful for the many tender mercies we experienced. We are so grateful for the plan of salvation and the Atonement which make it possible to deal with things like this in a healthy way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Laura Harris

Miggy said...

Candace--

You might not remember me but I worked at enahnce/ha-ha a number of years ago. I found you via Chelsea's blog.

My heart swelled when I saw your beautiful daughter, then tears came to my eyes as I read your story. What an incredible angel that little one is. I hope your family find peace and love during this time. Thanks for sharing the precious gift that is your daughter with all of us.

camille said...

Candice and Peter, Your strength and testimony during Angelica's pregnancy and life has been an inspiration to us all. Strength and struggle do travel together. Thanks for your example. Camille Anderson

The McGary's said...

Candice, you may not remember me but I was in kashann's ward in basin city growing up and when you came to visit you'd come to our Sunday school class.
I am so impressed with you families strength through this tough time. I am so sorry for your loss but what a blessing to know that families are forever. Angelica is a beautiful little girl with amazing parents. Thanks for sharing your experience. -Jande (Salisbury) McGary